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Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center


 Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board

 Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014

Full Board & Committee Meetings Schedule

Land Use/Quality of Life Meetings Schedule

Mission of UCAB

The Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board (UCAB) represents approximately 300,000 residents in the area of the county that is north of Shady Grove Road and including the communities of Boyds, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Damascus, Derwood, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Goshen, Laytonsville, Hyattstown, Dickerson, Barnesville, Beallsville, Tobytown, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Poolesville and parts of North Potomac. If you are uncertain if you live in the upcounty service area, please call 240-777-8040.

The 20-member board advises the County Executive, County Council on area needs and priorities such as transportation, human services, environment, public safety, other issues of local importance, and the Director of the Upcounty Region. It also reviews and comments on the County capital and operating budgets and master plans; assists with strategies to tailor services to regional needs; and conducts workshops and forums. Some members represent the Board on other County committees.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, attending monthly meetings on Monday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays at the Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown. Members are also expected to serve on at least one subcommittee which meets approximately one evening every month on its own schedule.

How to Join

Applications for membership on all County committees are solicited through press releases to the news media, advertisements on Montgomery County Cable Channel 6, and mailings to umbrella civic associations and community groups that have requested them. Individuals may be on the mailing list maintained by the offices of the County Executive. Notices of vacancies are posted in the government centers and libraries. Press releases describe the duties of the committee for which membership is being solicited, outline special requirements for membership, request a resume including home address and home and office phone numbers, and include a deadline for application. Applicants respond to requests for membership by submitting a letter and resume to the appointing authority indicating interest in serving on a specific committee.


The 20 members of the UCAB are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to serve 3-year terms. Membership represents a cross-section of citizens living or working in the Upcounty region, generally defined as that area north and west of Shady Grove Road. Criteria for the Board's membership include diversity of background and employment, relevant experience, expertise and geographic balance. The office of the County Executive announces board vacancies through press releases to regional and neighborhood newspapers. Those interested in becoming UCAB members must submit resumes to the County Executive for consideration. The UCAB meets each month (except August) on a pre-determined Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the  Sidney Kramer Upcounty Regional Services Center:

12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Contact 240-777-8040 or send E-mail to for information about meetings.

Members of the Upcounty Citizens Advisory Board 2015-2016

Mark Firley, Chair Montgomery Village
Pat Seals, 1st ViceChair North Potomac
Brian Donahue, 2nd Vice Chair Clarksburg
Dennis Barnes Montgomery Village
Arthur Edmonds Laytonsville
B. Scott Graham Comus
Mamady Kamara Gaithersburg
Darlene Kerr Germantown
Kevin Linck Montgomery Village
Linda Moore Montgomery Village
Robert Nelson Goshen
Daisha New Poolesville
To bi Printz-Platnick Boyds/Germantown
William Roberts Gaithersburg
David Rosenbaum Germantown
James Wallace Gaithersburg
Kraig Walsleben Damascus
Ian Weston North Potomac
Joel Yesley Gaithersburg


2015-2016 Board Meeting Schedules

2015-2016 UCAB Full Board Meeting Dates Agenda Meeting Summary
September 21, 2015 View View
October 26, 2015 View View
November 16, 2015 View View
December 14, 2015 View View
January 25, 2016-Budget Forum (Rescheduled due to Blizzard)    
February 8, 2016 (Budget Forum) View  
February22 , 2016 View View
March 21, 2016 View  
April 18, 2016 View  
May 16, 2016    
June 20, 2016    
July18 , 2016    
August 2016 (No meetings scheduled)    

2015-2016 Land Use and Quality of Life Committee Meeting Schedules

2015-2016 UCAB Land Use and Quality of Life Meetings Agenda
October 19, 2015 (Joint Meeting) View
November 2, 2015 (Land Use Committee) View
November 9, 2015 (Quality of Life Committee) View
December 7, 2015 (Joint Meeting) View
January 4 , 2016 (Land Use Committee) View
January 11, 2016 (Quallity of Life Committee) View
February 1, 2016 (Land Use Committee) (Cancelled due to Budget Forum)  
Februay 8, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee) (Budget Forum held) No Meeeting  
March 7, 2016 (Land Use Committee) View
March 14, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee) View
April 4, 2016 (Land Use Committee) View
April 11, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee)


May 2, 2016 (Land Use Committee) (Meeting Cancelled)
May 9, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee) View
June 6, 2016 (Land Use Committee)
June 13, 2016 (Quality of Life Committee)  


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